Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1240553 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,900.00
This Gandharan schist head likely represents Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, which accounts for his princely garb. He is adorned with a crown that has a shell shaped emblem, as well as earrings. Typical of Gandharan sculptures of this period are the finely arched eyebrows, almond-shaped half-closed eyes, straight nose, and undulating mustache.

The piece measures 6 1/2" high by 3 3/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265587 (stock #STDY)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
An interesting large grey schist carving of Mourners at Buddha's funeral - dates from the 2nd/3rd century. This fine piece is mounted safely on a shiny lacquered back board and measures 14" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" exclusive of its mounting.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #962928 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,400.00
This is a superb watercolor of an important personage arriving in a Palanquin and being greeted by a group of samurai and attendants. It is clear that one of the attendants is holding the reins of a magnificent black stallion on which the personage is to ride. The person in the palanquin must have been either a Daimyo (*1) or even a Shogun(*2) to rate such a reception.

The piece is done in fine detail with still vibrant watercolors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #436642 (stock #STDY - TV)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
Stucco Head of Buddha - 71/2" tall plus stand - light very old damage to nose, cheek, one ear, usnisa reattached. The piece measures 13" high including the wooded stand which is wood painted black. The head itself measures 7 1/2" tall and is 4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep. A very beautiful piece that dates from the 3rd/4th century.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1209411 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
This is a striking pottery figure in Tzu Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. It portrays a standing man with his arms lightly folded. His hair is shaped into two top knots on the opposite sides of his head. His facial features are outlined in a dark brown - and there is a very tiny black beard just under the center of his lower lip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1272014 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,195.00
This is a very finely embroidered Fukusa with cloth, silver and couched gold thread on a dark blue silk background. The design shows a woman in fine garments with a small boy or attendant to her right side. Behind the two people is a fence with gold post tops and there are large green leaves similar to those of a palm tree above and behind the fence. The attendant is holding a tray with three cone shaped objects on it - we have no idea what those might be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #1038000 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,195.00
This very old and fragile kakemono-e by Eizan shows a Geisha in her ornate kimono and accompanying accessories as she prepared to go out for the evening. She is seen standing and looking slightly downward to her right.

All kakemono-e are made up of two joined oban sized prints. When mounted and framed they form a long print that is similar to a scroll. The piece we are offering is in two pieces and we are not sure if it has ever been framed...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1265519 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,195.00
This very beautiful fukusa has a large embroidered design of the famed "Legend of Takasago" - see footnote. On this piece Jou, the old man, is carrying a rake and a fan - both made from couched gold thread. Uba, the old woman, carries her broom which is also of couched gold thread. Their garments are made from a variety of colored threads - some couched some of free embroidery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1129309 (stock #10)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,100.00
This is a Sawankhalok kendi with a bulbous body, a short neck, a flange around the mouth and a mammary spout. It is decorated on the body and spout with low relief floral and geometric motifs and is glazed in a medium celadon olive green glaze. The kendi dates from circa the 15th-16th century. The kendi measures 5 ½” high and is 5 ¼” from the tip of the spout to the back of the body. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1291582 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,095.00
This is a handsome charger in underglaze blue and white from the Sawankhalok district in the northern part of Sukothai Province, northern Thailand. The charger has a fine design of six stylized flowers surrounding a central reserve of a calligraphic figure - not translated. These are all enclosed in a double ring - which, which another band of flowers is found - again are enclosed by a double ring. The outer rim has a thin band of geometric extended circles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1131410 (stock #Hrth Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This very handsome Hirado vase features a nice uncluttered design of butterflies done in underglaze Hirado blue. These are surrounded by a number of delicate relief mums all over the vase – a total of six mums and their attached leaves have been applied to the vase – two on the tall narrow neck and four on the sides.

The base of the globular lower half of the vase has a geometric nishidike design in the same underglaze Hirado blue. The vase measures 9 ½” wide by 5 ½” diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1324155 (stock #Wht Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is a very rare small pottery figure from the Sawankhalok potters of the 14th-16th century. It depicts a seated man holding a chicken in his lap. The top 60% of the piece is glazed in a muted celadon - the lower 40 % part and the base are unglazed.

The best known of all traditional Thai ceramics are those from Sukhothai and Sawankhalok. Sukhothai wares were generally treated with a creamy white slip and decorated in black with an opaque or greenish glaze. The most famous Sukhothai ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1259706 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is an early Meiji Japanese footed sake cup washer done all over in early Japanese cloisonne standard technique. We date it to the period of 1870-1890 as that was when these more pitted examples of Japan were the standard before they learned how to refine their pieces with high polish and large areas of open space background. This bowl has a central reserve of the long feathery tailed turtle know as a Minogame and is surrounded by many intricate geometric figures and stylized flowers and vin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #423492 (stock #27)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
A finely potted tall slim vase with brown/black glaze accented with vertical ribbing in white. The vase measures 8 3/4" tall and is 3 3/8" diameter at it's widest.

This type of black wares is described by Margaret Medley in her classic reference book: "Yuan Porcelain and Stoneware", Faber and Faber, London, 1974 as follows – " The pieces forming this group were made at Pa-ts’un and also at other kilns in the area. The pieces forming the group are often massive, with white ribs in ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1243426 (stock #12)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This is one of the most fascinating Arita pieces we have ever had in the collection. It is a meticulously molded or hand formed porcelain okimono of a rather “goofy” looking dog with pop eyes and a pigeon toed stance. It is in a seated position and has a short beard like connection from the bottom of the head and his tail forms a perfect handle. The body of the dog has an overglaze enamel floral decoration on his two sides and the back of his neck done in reds, greens, pink and blue. The bas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1170004 (stock #UMB BOX)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This remarkable bamboo crane has the entire length of the cane carved with a large variety of figures. The top is a whorl that shows fine patina and an old leather carrying loop. The cane’s wonderful deep brown patina has led us to date the cane to the late Meiji period, circa 1880s-1910. The cane is intricately carved down the entire length of the piece. The carvings include (starting from the top) - A Hannya Mask– A Samurai – The Head of Hotei – A Peasant Woman - and an unknown mask. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1232374 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is a pair of pottery figures in Tz'u- Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. They portray two standing boys (or men) with their arms held in front of their body and their finger tips touching. Their hair is shaped into two top knots on the opposite sides of their heads. The facial features are outlined in a dark brown as are their tall boots. The pieces each measure 11 1/4" tall by 3 " wide by 2 1/4" deep.

There are some few brown overglaze f...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1259544 (stock #52)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is an early Japanese blue and white rectangular potter dish from the late 18th to early 19th century. The design – executed in underglaze cobalt blue – is of a landscape scene next to a lake. There is a small hut surrounded by tall trees (one a weeping willow) on the near side - a fisherman out on the lake – and a distant shoreline with more trees. The pottery is very rough with a great many small firing bubble holes that are characteristic of Japanese pottery of this period.

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